Thursday, June 17, 2021

Mamacha Belén, Cusco, Peru

Mamacha Belén, Cusco, Peru , 16th cent. - Second Thursday after Pentecost

The story goes that in the mid-1500s, fishermen from the town of San Miguel found a large casket floating on the sea. They brought it ashore and found inside a beautiful sculpture with the message, "Image of the Virgin of Bethlehem for the city of Cu...

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Maria im Walde (Maria in the Forest), Dolina, Grafenstein, Carinthia, Austria

Maria im Walde (Maria in the Forest), Dolina, Grafenstein, Carinthia, Austria , 1849 - June 17

The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared as the Immaculate Conception on June 17, 18 and 19 to three shepherdesses to prepare the public proclamation of the dogma (1854). Thus began the influx of pilgrims and in the woods, just where she had appeared as the ...

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